Boone’s Versatility, Talent Attracts Offers

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One of the top rising senior prospects in the state of Virginia, Greg Boone completed 52 percent of his passes and threw for 1,400 yards, 15 touchdowns, and only three interceptions as a junior last season. He earned second-team All-District honors for his performance.

An imposing 6-4, 250 pound safety, Boone had 40 tackles, 12 pass breakups, and five interceptions as a junior last season, earning first-team All-District, first-team All-Tidewater, and second-team All-Eastern Region honors on defense. The Oscar Smith High School standout helped his team to an excellent 9-1 regular season record in 2003 and an appearance in the Eastern Region playoffs.

Opposing coaches in the Chesapeake area have taken notice of Boone’s talents, and so have Division I-A coaches. Currently, Boone boasts double-digit scholarship offers.

“I have thirteen offers right now,” Boone said. “Connecticut, ECU, and Clemson are the most recent. I also have [offers from] Michigan, Marshall, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, UNC, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Penn State, and West Virginia.”

Boone’s combination of size and athleticism (Boone averages around a 4.65 in the 40 according to Oscar Smith Head Coach Richard Morgan) make him an extremely versatile prospect for the next level. He likely will not play safety in college, however schools are showing interest at linebacker and even defensive end. Offensively, quarterback and tight end are the two positions colleges are interested in him playing.

With a great arm, solid accuracy, size, strength, and good mobility, Boone is getting strong interest from every school to play quarterback.

“All of the schools say they like me as a quarterback,” Boone said. “They like my size, my mobility, and that I’m an athlete. Some schools have also mentioned me playing tight end, defensive end, and linebacker, but all say quarterback too.”

Boone believes his vision and strength are his two top qualities as a quarterback. This summer, he hopes to improve his footwork.

“My strengths are my vision and that I can’t be hit,” Boone said. “Footwork is the main thing I want to work on [before next year]. I’ll probably just get some wide receivers to go out with me this summer so I can work on that.”

Though he would prefer to play quarterback,